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PC Budget 800 - 1000

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November 10, 2012 3:35:51 PM

sorry about a repeated post but i couldn't rename the thread

Hi there,

So basically this is going to be the first time that i build a custom pc myself and i need help with what parts i should get. I have a budget of £800 - £1000 and would like you guys to tell me all the parts i should get. i play games like BF3, COD and dayz and would like to get the best performance out of my pc with no lag or frame rate issues. I would also like a tri screen setup at some point so not sure if that will affect the parts that i get.

Many thanks to who ever can help me

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November 10, 2012 4:33:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $851.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 13:32 EST-0500)
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November 10, 2012 4:34:30 PM

This is in USD but the worth of a USD is less so I'd say this would be slightly under or equal to your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1302.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 13:32 EST-0500)

I left the keyboard/mouse blank since that is personal preference. You could get a set for $30 or a combo for $150 depending on functions and quality. That 7950 will power through all of your games easily, and the i5-3570k is VERY future-proof. When you do the currency translation it comes out to about 850 pounds. Plenty of room if you want to upgrade that 7950 to a 7970 which has better performance.
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November 10, 2012 4:36:29 PM

richi3d10 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $851.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 13:32 EST-0500)
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You do realize that he meant 800-1000 BRITISH POUNDS. Not USD. So that equals somewhere in the area of 500-600 Pounds, under budget as hell.
November 10, 2012 4:45:16 PM

Poltregeist said:
You do realize that he meant 800-1000 BRITISH POUNDS. Not USD. So that equals somewhere in the area of 500-600 Pounds, under budget as hell.

It doesn't work out like that though, I live in the UK and the RRP is roughly the same as it is in USD (things are more expensive over here), I put in USD because it was easier.
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November 10, 2012 4:51:57 PM

richi3d10 said:
It doesn't work out like that though, I live in the UK and the RRP is roughly the same as it is in USD (things are more expensive over here), I put in USD because it was easier.
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Well I can't believe that because the GDP is worth 1.5 USD. So really your build is slightly under budget. It comes out to roughly 530 GDP.
November 10, 2012 4:56:15 PM

What I mean is, an i5 that costs $220 also costs around £200
November 10, 2012 5:01:40 PM



CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.16 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.13 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£96.97 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.46 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£298.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.91 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£15.96 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£139.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £960.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 19:01 GMT+0000)
November 10, 2012 5:05:15 PM

Missed the whole three screen setup you'll get sooner or later in that case get a 7950/7970
November 10, 2012 5:08:39 PM

I like that build, but I would get 1x8gb rather than 2x4gb because if he ever wanted to upgrade later on, and would add and SSD
November 10, 2012 5:17:38 PM

3570k £165
Hyper 212 evo £26
gigabyte z77 d3h £75
corsair low profile ram 8gb 1600mhz £29
128gb samsung 830 £75
wd blue 1tb £56
msi twin frozr 3 7870
case phantom 410 £70
be quiet 630w modular psu £63
optical drive (any)
monitor asus ve248H £140
i have exact build its epic!
November 10, 2012 7:01:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.16 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.13 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.89 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£94.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £947.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 21:00 GMT+0000)

when buying the extra monitors make sure you got a DVI to mini display or something or that sort
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